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Residents in Luling, miles away from the explosion, said they felt the blast. Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
August 22 at 10:32 am
A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.

Teens avoid jail after robbing suspected drug dealer in Norco Teens avoid jail after robbing suspected drug dealer in Norco
August 22 at 10:25 am
Two teens will not spend any additional time in jail after admitting they lured a Metairie drug dealer to a Norco park and robbed him of synthetic marijuana in January.

Parish still has no plan in place to repay  misspent taxpayer money Parish still has no plan in place to repay misspent taxpayer money
August 22 at 10:20 am
Opinions vary on whether Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s administration must find a way to repay or rectify a finding by the Louisiana Attorney General that they unconstitutionally provided $140,000 worth of free dumpsters to parish residents over a four-year period.

New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter New laws ban cell phones in school zones, give hefty fines for cigarette litter
August 22 at 10:17 am
New laws targeting motorists have taken effect, including a ban on using cell phones in school zones and cigarettes and cigarette butts being labeled as litter.

Some residents in Destrehan have put signs in their yards supporting the Krewe of Zeus. Others say they do not want the parade in Ormond. Zeus moves ahead with parade plans
August 22 at 10:15 am
Signs supporting the Krewe of Zeus’ plans to parade through Ormond Boulevard in February have popped up across Destrehan, and the krewe plans to hold a public meeting in order to alleviate any concerns residents may have about the proposed route.

Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices
August 22 at 10:13 am
St. Charles Parish experienced the only decline in home prices in the New Orleans Metro area in the first half of 2014 as compared to 2013, according to the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors.

New site connects job seekers with thousands  of open positions New site connects job seekers with thousands of open positions
August 22 at 10:09 am
A new online job connection program that seeks to match the skill set of job seekers with the needs of potential employers is expected to be a great help to St. Charles Parish residents and local industry alike.

Arc of St. Charles Executive Director Victoria Bryant (left) goes in for a hug. Arc of St. Charles director lauded for 20 years of service
August 22 at 10:07 am
Victoria Bryant was surrounded by friends and family alike when a surprise celebration luncheon was held in her honor on Aug. 8 for serving 20 years with the Arc of St. Charles.

St. Charles Parish Hospital holds annual pre-sports physicals
August 22 at 10:06 am
St. Charles Parish Hospital provided pre-sports physicals for nearly 200 students of the middle schools in St. Charles Parish on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Jessica Becnel Book review: “Delirium”
August 22 at 10:05 am
Delirium by Lauren Oliver tells the story of a girl named Lena and her struggle in the dystopian society characterized by a lack of love.

Brody Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Brody””
August 22 at 10:04 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Brody.

Dow provides $75K grant for technical college Dow provides $75K grant for technical college
August 22 at 10:03 am
South Central Louisiana Technical College received a donation from DOW in the amount of $75,000 for the college’s expansion project.

Louis Lowe Jr. Cox inspirational hero
August 22 at 10:02 am
St. Rose Elementary student Louis Lowe Jr. is a 2nd grader who was chosen as the Cox Inspirational Hero at the end of last school year.

Ballet performs at nursing home Ballet performs at nursing home
August 22 at 10:00 am
River Region Ballet continues performed for the residents of Luling Living Center and Ormond Nursing and Care Center on Saturday, July 26.

You’ve got to read this! (Aug. 21)
August 22 at 9:58 am
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Isabella Distefano, Cara Frangella, Ella Matherne, Abby Matherne, Taylor Champagne, Kate Faucheux and Clare Kluttz. Children get acting bug at River Region Drama theatre workshop
August 22 at 9:57 am
This summer, the River Region Drama Guild’s Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop presented “I Believe in Make Believe”.

Vacation bible school participants Thomas Adcock, Emily Adcock, Isabella Ricks, Sarah Green and Preston Matthews present a check for the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home to Doug Hall, Development Officer, during the morning worship service on Sunday, June 29. “Workshop of Wonders” raises $600 for children’s non-profit
August 22 at 9:50 am
New Life Community Church, the joint ministry of Luling United Methodist and First Union Presbyterian, hosted Cokesbury’s Workshop of Wonders vacation bible school from June 23 through 27 and had approximately 125 children and volunteers in attendance each night.

Special pet adoptions offered throughout month of August
August 22 at 9:44 am
METAIRIE – The St. Charles Humane Society has a special discount this month on all cats for $40 who are available for adoption at Petsmart located at 6851 Veterans Highway in Metairie.

Board wants more cameras in schools
Board wants more cameras in schools
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The St. Charles Parish School Board wants to install a comprehensive video surveillance system that would cover every school campus and tie into local law enforcement switchboards.